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Sky Vision sales, distrib duties to be folded into NBCU Int’l portfolio

Following the acquisition of European media giant Sky by Comcast, an internal letter from Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch has outlined plans to fold Sky Vision’s sales and distribution operations into ...
April 5, 2019

Following the acquisition of European media giant Sky by Comcast, an internal letter from Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch has outlined plans to fold Sky Vision’s sales and distribution operations into NBCUniversal Global Distribution, under the oversight of chairman Kevin MacLellan.

According to the letter, seen by Realscreen, plans are also afoot for NBCU’s cable channels in the U.K., including E! and Syfy, to be part of the Sky portfolio. Operations for those channels will move to Sky’s Osterley campus, as will the London-based team of NBCU’s EMEA networks.

In Germany, Sky will also become the parent company of NBCU’s network business for the territory.

Meanwhile, according to U.K. trade reports, Jane Millichip, managing director of Sky Vision, will remain overseeing the company’s production stable, which includes Love Productions, Znak & Co., Jupiter Entertainment and others.

“We recognize that these proposals could have an impact on some of our colleagues within Sky and NBCU and, as always, they will be fully supported through these changes,” wrote Darroch.

The news was first reported by C21.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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